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D.C. United Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
13 Reviews

3.7
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  1.  

    Fantastic experience for anyone who loves sports and/or wants to pursue a career in the industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Real hands on experience of all department and facets of the club. Supervisors grant interns independence and responsibilities, usually reserved for full time employees. Great networking opportunities with upper management.

    Cons

    Some long hours and late nights especially on game days. All interns required to help with operations and set up for games and break down stadium equipment no matter what department you are in..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked in the communications field

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    -Great time working with the coaches. They were very easygoing but outspoken if they believed in something
    -The DA players were wonderful to work with.
    -Culture was very focused on getting the job done

    Cons

    -Very disjointed in vision for the company and how it was marketed
    -A lot of turnover created many problems
    -They do not pay interns for work and try to get as much work out of you for as little money possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Energetic, fun, professional, passionate about soccer!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Washington, DC

    Pros

    People are amazing! You go to work knowing that everyone wants to be there too! Amazing atmosphere and there is no better place to be than on game days!

    Cons

    Very hard to advance or even get more than your foot in the door. Upper management is invisible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become visible. Lead.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    easy job to do for student or retiree

    Cons

    not enough hours due to games being sporadic

  6.  

    Full time for one year, interned for one season

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people who work at entry level and some mid level management people are great people. However, very few people have been in their current positions for longer than two years, which makes it hard to have a true company direction.

    Cons

    Senior management is very closed off. There is a huge gap between c-level/vps and mid manager, coordinator level staff. During staff outings senior management chooses not to attend, which creates a culture of guilt if you choose to participate in the staff activity, which transcends to guilt about taking vacation days, leaving at 5:30 instead of 6, speaking your opinion or giving new ideas. No appreciation of employees is shown, despite asking employees to work hard for a club that has been poorly managed for years. Every other club in MLS (with the possible exception of Chivas) has grown and earned huge amounts of sponsorship dollars, attendance numbers, and growing fan base. There is a reason. Annual layoffs has stunted club development and derailed any attempts at unified club leadership.

    Job advancement is nonexistent. As is common with sports jobs, a position only opens when someone is fired or leaves for a better job elsewhere. They also know that there are dozens of people who are lined up to take your job, so if you're unhappy, they'll show you the door without any hesitation.

    Compensation is very poor. Employees are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours, plus games and events without overtime. Other benefits include minimal health and dental, with a complementary gym membership, which probably is the best benefit offered.

    Don't be sweet talked into a stadium deal. The city has so much bureaucracy and red tape that any promises of a stadium opening in the next few years cannot be trusted. Hopefully it does happen and the club can find some revitalization, but don't get your hopes up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show you value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work with people who are passionate about soccer

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    Current Employee - Game Day Merchandise Staff  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Game Day Merchandise Staff in Washington, DC

    Pros

    - awesome people to work with
    - easy scheduling

    Cons

    - sometimes unorganized
    - paychecks will sometimes be sent out late

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Youth Development Marketing Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Youth Development Marketing Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Well rounded experience, gave interns different roles and opportunities to gain experience

    Cons

    The hours can be long, requires time commitments outside the typical work week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment. Staff is very fun to be around and working in a stadium keeps things very interesting. Positive outlook for team future moving forward. Very flexible with hours and needing to take days off/leave early. Cool to see gameday operations put together. Best part is definitely the people working there and the lively atmosphere. A very fun experience overall if pay is not a concern.

    Cons

    Unpaid. With marketing, corporate sponsorship, and fan recognition days, you may be asked to come in for longer than expected days and on weekends. Game day set up/breakdown takes around 10 hours but it is fun to see the actual game. Did not get too much hands on training in Sales, mostly worked on research, developing group sales pitches, and supported Account Executives with different needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Smart, talented, fun co-workers; horrible executive management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co-workers are bright, talented and all-around good peoples. Real sense of camaraderie due to long hours and common goals. Fun, cool job to have.

    Cons

    Senior management clearly doesn't care about office morale, pay is awful and hours are long (the latter is to be expected in sports).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like people instead of replaceable robots

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Sports, fun, exciting, cool colleagues, soccer

    Cons

    Working conditions, pay, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a new stadium, stop lying to the public

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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